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It took me years to understand that words are often as important as experience, because words make experience last.
Basic human contact - the meeting of eyes, the exchanging of words - is to the psyche what oxygen is to the brain. If you're feeling abandoned by the world, interact with anyone you can.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
R. Buckminster Fuller
Mind you, the Elizabethans had so many words for the female genitals that it is quite hard to speak a sentence of modern English without inadvertently mentioning at least three of them.
I look out at the stadiums full of people and see them all knowing the words to songs I wrote. And curling their hair! I remember straightening my hair because I wanted to be like everybody else, and now the fact that anybody would emulate what I do? It's just funny. And wonderful.
A wise man should so write (though in words understood by all men) that wise men only should be able to commend him.
Never separate the life you live from the words you speak.
As I speak to you today, government censors somewhere are working furiously to erase my words from the records of history. But history itself has already condemned these tactics.
You are a woman: you must never speak what you think; your words must contradict your thoughts, but your actions may contradict your words.
Put a bridle on thy tongue; set a guard before thy lips, lest the words of thine own mouth destroy thy peace... on much speaking cometh repentance, but in silence is safety.
As this long and difficult war ends, I would like to address a few special words to the American people: Your steadfastness in supporting our insistence on peace with honor has made peace with honor possible.
Richard M. Nixon
Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man's starving!
One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter.
James Earl Jones
The custom of speaking to God Almighty as freely as with a slave - caring nothing whether the words are suitable or not, but simply saying the first thing that comes to mind from being learnt by rote by frequent repetition - cannot be called prayer: God grant that no Christian may address Him in this manner.
Saint Teresa of Avila
If you asked my kids to describe me, they'd go through a whole list of words before even thinking about Parkinson's. And honestly, I don't think about it that much either. I talk about it because it's there, but it's not my totality.
Michael J. Fox
In other words, I would be giving in to a myth of sameness which I think can destroy us.
The words of Christ are of more worth than the opinions of all the physicians in the universe.
Ellen G. White
In love, we worry more about the meaning of silences than the meaning of words.
In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words with out a heart.
The 'soul' is one of the words you can use to talk about your innermost being, the essence of who you are.
I don't begin a novel or a screenplay until I know the ending. And I don't mean only that I have to know what happens. I mean that I have to hear the actual sentences. I have to know what atmosphere the words convey.
The thing about the 600 words, I mean some day, you can do a very, very, very hard day's work and not write a word, just revising, or you would scribble a few words.
J. K. Rowling
Culture is perishing in overproduction, in an avalanche of words, in the madness of quantity.
We live in a time when the words impossible and unsolvable are no longer part of the scientific community's vocabulary. Each day we move closer to trials that will not just minimize the symptoms of disease and injury but eliminate them.
If I were dying, my last words would be: Have faith and pursue the unknown end.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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